Santa Barbara County Fire Department crews, assisted by aerial tankers, bulldozers and a helicopter halted a fire that broke out about 2:35 p.m. Friday in Cat Canyon south of Palmer Road at about 10 acres.
More than eight engines from County Fire, additional engines from Vandenberg Air Force Base and Santa Maria fire departments, two bulldozers, two water tenders, two helicopters and two aerial tankers as well as hand crews responded to the fire that broke out near Terracore Operating Co. on Cat Canyon Road.
Crews on scene said the flames were burning southward along Cat Canyon Road with the potential of reaching 100 acres, but forward progress was stopped at approximately 10 acres.
County Fire spokesman Capt. Daniel Bertucelli said no structures were threatened, and crews would remain on scene for awhile mopping up.
No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire is under investigation, Bertucelli said.
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